Tag Archive | Police

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Why More #PoliceOfficers Are Committing #Suicide — And How We Can Help Save Them

#Policedepartments are failing. Failing at helping their own. For too long, the traditional culture of the policing profession has turned a blind eye on the growing prevalence of death by #suicide in its ranks. #Police #suicide is a topic that has finally made its way out into the open. With support of #police leaders, formal […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Editorial: Dealing With ‘#Suicide By #Cop’

About 10% of the roughly 1,000 fatal #police shootings each year are considered “#suicide by #cop.” In October, The Washington Post profiled new tactics offered to big-city law enforcement agencies to de-escalate incidents wherein cops resort to violence. One part of the piece caught our eye amid the debate, now somewhat latent, over fatal encounters […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #PoliceOfficers Vow To Address Cop #Suicide Crisis: “Let’s Just All Admit We’re Broken”

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is fighting a #mentalhealth crisis, with an increasing number of suicides by officers. Nationwide, 188 officers have died by #suicide so far this year, twice the number who have died in the line of duty. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Normalizing #MentalHealth Key To Preventing #Police #Suicides, Report Says

Normalization, the report states, should begin before recruitment and extend through officers’ careers, and it must also bring in their families by Colin Perkel and Liam Casey Ontario’s Chief Coroner Dirk Huyer constituted the panel to investigate the #suicide of #policeofficers after what’s believed to be an unprecedented nine officers in the province died by #suicide […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – US Border #Officers Die By #Suicide 30% More Often Than Other Cops

By Justin Rohrlich Law enforcement suicides in the United States have surpassed line of duty deaths in recent years. There have been 14 reported police suicides this month alone. And for every #police #suicide, there are at least 1,000 police officers with post-traumatic stress, according to Badge of Life, a nonprofit focused on #police #suicideprevention. Unlike physical injuries, mental trauma for cops […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – ‘More Work To Do’: #Police Re-examining #MentalHealth Supports After #Suicide

Det. Thomas Roberts took his own life Friday inside Ottawa police headquarters Kimberley Molina The Ottawa #Police Service is set to refocus its efforts on ensuring its members are accessing #mentalhealth supports after an #officer took his life over the weekend. Det. Thomas Roberts, 35, died by #suicide inside Ottawa police headquarters at 474 Elgin St. on Friday evening.  His […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Study Finds #Suicide Is A Serious Risk For #Police, #Firefighters

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth –  Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Breaking The #Stigma Of #MentalHealth Struggles For #FirstResponders

by: Eric Pointer There’s a new initiative aimed at getting first responders the #mentalhealth treatment they need.  #Mentalillness is suspected to be behind thousands of #suicides in America each year making #mentalhealth all the more important. Especially when it comes to #firstresponders.  People often look at #firstresponders as heroes but some feel like they have nowhere […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – New Study Shows #Police at Highest Risk for #Suicide of Any Profession

by Jena Hilliard  The Tragic Relationship Between #PoliceOfficers and #Suicide #JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth –  Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Police fear ‘#Suicide By Cop’ Cases. So They’ve Stopped Responding To Some Calls

By ANITA CHABRIA #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is oe of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown […]

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